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myUFL Portal upgrade slated for Jan. 16

By on December 6, 2017

The myUFL portal will undergo an upgrade on Jan. 16. Favorites will need to be re-added after the upgrade; a menu containing the full navigation paths of users’ “legacy Favorites” pages will be available before and after the upgrade.

Checklist for shutting down office technology during holiday closing period

By on December 6, 2017

In advance of the holiday closing period, please be sure to check the recommendations below for shutting down office devices, including computers, printers, appliances and others.

Enhance your tech skills for free with Lynda.com

By on August 2, 2017

Need to improve your skills or learn a new software package for your current position? Lynda.com is an online training program provided free to all faculty and staff with valid GatorLink credentials.

First release of UF COMPASS introduces changes to admissions, student records and data

By on August 2, 2017

The first release of UF COMPASS (the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services) will go live Aug. 7, introducing changes to business processes tied to admissions, student records and the maintenance of registry and biographical/demographic data (citizenship, visa and ethnicity).

UFIT to offer Course Mapping Camp Aug. 9 and 10

By on July 12, 2017

New and returning instructors can learn how to create a pedagogically sound blueprint for online, flipped or hybrid courses during a “Course Mapping Camp” to be held Aug. 9 and 10 at Turlington Hall. The camp is free and open to all instructors regardless of discipline and is limited to the first 20 enrollees.

Supervisors can now approve time quickly and easily via ONE.UF

By on July 12, 2017

UFIT recently completed updates to the ONE.UF portal. ONE.UF’s new public-facing landing page now provides information about current and upcoming features as well as a revamped search engine that enables users to quickly navigate to self-service tasks. 

New features coming to ONE.UF June 10

By on June 7, 2017

On June 10, ONE.UF will launch a new public landing page, student workspace and staff workspace, along with other features.

Did You Know? Enhanced UF Dropbox for Education Service is FREE!

By on June 7, 2017

UF faculty and staff can get a free Dropbox for Education account.

COMPASS: Progress Update on UF’s New Student Information System

By on April 5, 2017

Teams of staff from across campus are diligently working on the multi-project COMPASS Program. The projects are all focused on modernizing the way UF receives and interacts with student data, from a students’ initial applications, through their academic career, and continuing as alumni.

PrintSmart Convenience Fee Reduction for Xerox 8900

By on April 5, 2017

In response to your feedback regarding the cost of the convenience fee for the 8900, UF Procurement and Xerox have mutually agreed to amend the convenience fee on the model 8900 to match that of the 6605.

New university policy protects remote access

By on March 1, 2017

A new UF Remote Access Policy was recently introduced to protect university resources and data from attack and unauthorized internet access. The policy defines how UF will allow remote access connection to its information systems and networks and requires all methods used to connect remotely to a UF system or service be approved by the Vice President and CIO.

COMPASS implements room-scheduling, provides “sneak peek”

By on January 11, 2017

COMPASS’s room-scheduling system is already providing room, event and resource scheduling services to the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.

UF Dropbox for Education provides easy file sharing for faculty and staff

By on January 11, 2017

In May, 2016, UFIT launched the Dropbox for Faculty service. The service is now available to all faculty and staff to share files for academic, administrative, and research purposes using the same interface and functionalities everyone is accustomed to using.

New process for reserving space on myUFL splash page

By on December 7, 2016

UFIT recently transferred management of the myUFL homepage, or “splash page,” to the Office of University Relations. The splash page was also upgraded to match the appearance of the university’s new web template launched earlier this year.

Tips for shopping safely this holiday season

By on December 7, 2016

It's possible to be vigilant about cyber-crime and still enjoy holiday shopping. Here are some tips, whether you are searching for that perfect gift at the mall or on your phone.

New look and feel for UF login page, effective Nov. 6

By on November 2, 2016

A new login page for all services requiring GatorLink authentication will go live on Sunday, Nov. 6. The login page has been redesigned to match the updated UF web template and brand standards launched in spring of 2016.

Cyberattacks on UF increasingly sophisticated

By on November 2, 2016

Recent phishing campaigns targeting UF faculty and staff have shown an increasing sophistication, posing an increasing threat to UF. While previous attempts were generally obvious due to spelling errors or recognizable mistakes in content or layout, recent phishing emails have been difficult to immediately distinguish from genuine, UF department-sent emails.

Scott Nygren Scholars Studio opens at Library West

By on October 6, 2016

The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, located in Rm. 212 of Library West, is an emerging community center for digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH) at the University of Florida. Open to faculty and graduate students, the Studio aims to support collaborative research and practice, offering the technology necessary for users to make new intellectual contributions in their fields.

COMPASS explored new functionality and requirements with campus representatives in September

By on October 6, 2016

Through a series of six COMPASS information gathering sessions held over four days, representatives from UF colleges and units assembled to share their areas’ unique business requirements on topics relating to the development of the new student systems.

Is your UF online content accessible?

By on September 6, 2016

Do you create Word docs and PDFs that end up online? You may think of ADA and accessibility laws as relating to only physical spaces—ensuring that those who utilize devices for mobility can access buildings. But federal ADA compliance covers much more, including the ability to read all online documentation needed for university success.

UF successfully implements Coalition application for first-time college students

By on September 6, 2016

When the University of Florida opened its undergraduate application cycle to prospective freshmen in August 2016, it premiered a new consortium application through the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (mycoalition.org).

PrintSmart reminds users to be wary of toner scams

By on August 2, 2016

UF departments continue to be victimized by telemarketers presenting themselves as Xerox representatives selling toner for their PrintSmart device. Please note that this is a scam. Xerox will never call and solicit information in order to send supplies.

COMPASS to hold sessions designed to gather additional input from colleges

By on July 6, 2016

Over the past several months, members of the COMPASS-SIS project team have been gathering requirements for the new student information system. In addition, the team has been holding sessions to map the undergraduate, graduate and professional “student journey” and the various business processes of individual colleges and units.

myUFL password reset process to require phone verification beginning July 10

By on July 6, 2016

UF’s GatorLink Account Management system will be upgraded on July 10. The upgrade includes an extra layer of security, very similar to what banks and credit unions now use. Because of this security enhancement, the process for a password reset is changing.

UFIRST Awards system now available

By on July 6, 2016

The UFIRST Awards system is now live. All active awards have been converted and are now available for viewing and management. All new awards as well as modifications to awards requested (including no-cost extensions, supplements, PI changes, incremental funding, etc.) must now be processed in UFIRST.

Work is underway on multi-year student systems initiative

By on June 1, 2016

Earlier this year, the University of Florida announced a multi-year effort to unify and modernize its student systems. Over the next five years, the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services — or COMPASS — will be implemented in a series of releases that began with the migration of self-service functions to ONE.UF in February.

UFIRST Awards implementation goes live July 5

By on June 1, 2016

On July 5, the final phase of the UFIRST implementation will be complete when the awards module of the system is launched. Register now to attend one of the many scheduled sessions of RSH282, the UFIRST Awards training course, that begin June 2.

New lynda.com login process provides free 24/7 access

By on June 1, 2016

The login page for lynda.com — the company with which UF partners to provide students and employees with access to online software and technology courses — has changed, resulting in a slightly different process for using the free service at UF.